To touch lightly, or play with; to tweedle; to twirl; as, to twiddle one's thumbs; to twiddle a watch key.
- To turn over or around idly or lightly; fiddle with: "Couples are twiddling swizzle sticks while waiting for their tables” ( Bryan Miller).
- To trifle with something.
- To be busy about trifles.
- To twirl or rotate without purpose.
- The act or an instance of twiddling.
- twiddle (one's) thumbs To do little or nothing; be idle.